Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ICE 11: VANILLA BEAN BLUEBERRY COCONUT CUPCAKES W/ VANILLA BEAN BUTTERCREAM

Ahhh, at it again! Iron Cupcake Earth: Summer Berries..how fitting!  Of all the summer berries out there, I went with blueberries because they truly are my most favorite berry of all.  Price club had the most beautiful blueberries this weekend, so I picked myself up a ginormous container of 'em.  I made a vanilla bean cupcake studded with plump, juicy blueberries and coconut throughout.  The cupcake was then topped with a dollop of vanilla bean buttercream, coconut flakes, and gummy berries.  

These were refreshing, light, and super moist.  I purposely made a buttercream that was more like a Swiss meringue than an overly sweet crusty child-like buttercream which proved to be the perfect compliment to the cake.  Blueberry and coconut are a spectacular flavor combination that I would pretty much add to anything sweet-toothed. 


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Vanilla Bean Blueberry Coconut Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs, room temperature

3/4 cup milk

1 vanilla bean, scraped

1 c. blueberries

Procedure
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake papers.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until well incorporated. Add the dry ingredients in two parts, alternating with the milk. Add the vanilla. Fold in blueberries.

4. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups until each is about two-thirds full. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Let cupcakes cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

5. When cupcakes are thoroughly cool, top with buttercream and coconut.




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6 comments:

cookies and cups said...

I love these!!!! U get my vote!!!!

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous photos!

Your cupcakes sound lovely.
~ingrid

Jelli Bean said...

Unless I'm missing something, you don't have the blueberries listed in your ingredients. Just thought I'd let you know. These sound delicious.

Justin said...

these look amazing

Cynthia said...

Those look great. My favorite secret candy -- gummy berries.

Vanessa Contessa said...

you go my vote!! Great job!